The Washington Post provides additional details relating to today’s public release of DOJ notes showing Trump’s effort to overturn the result of the 2020 election. One interesting detail is that Trump did not want to stop this release because he believes any public discussion of the 2020 election helps advance his false claim that it was stolen:
Trump and his lawyers could have sought to block the release of Donoghue’s notes to Congress. There were days of discussion among Trump advisers about whether to do so, but the former president did not believe the notes showed anything problematic, even though some of his advisers feared the disclosures would be damaging.
“If it gets more attention on the election, he welcomes it,” one adviser said.